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Margaret S22/05/2017 10:21:35
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Belated congratulations Rosemary on your wedding anniversary and glad that you enjoyed your mini break. There was a brief article on the cathedral recently. It seems sad that it looks so fantastic a design but that the lantern has always leaked.

Maria, congratulations on the babies! Keep them well away from rats!

Opened up the hog house yesterday evening to put in some meal worms and found that we had a visitor. This morning all the mealworms have been eaten and our visitor has moved on, leaving me with the cleaning up duties!

Hedgehog House Visitor

Margaret

Tessa22/05/2017 10:29:19
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Happy Anniversary Rosemary. xx

Tessa

Winnie the B.O.L.B22/05/2017 10:59:40
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Love your visitor Margaret

Winnie/Margaret xxx

Brenda in OZ23/05/2017 00:32:29
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Happy Anniversary Rosemary. Glad you had a good time in Liverpool. Haven't been there since catching the boat to the IOM in 1949!

Loved your photograph of the Beatles. My DH was social secretary of our local tech school in Wigan in the mid 1950's when the Beatles had just got together. They offered to come at play at one of the dances. He turned them down !!!!... said they would never get anywhere.

Good to see you again Tessa, we've missed you. There are one or two regulars who seem to have disappeared.

Brenda in OZ

Carol B23/05/2017 07:54:47
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Such horrific news this morning, my heart goes out to everyone affected and my thoughts are with their families. This evil cannot win and our city will come together and be stronger than ever.

Carol B , Manchester

Brenda in OZ23/05/2017 08:07:31
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From the other side of the world, our thoughts are with everyone. We must stop this senseless killing and bring our worlds together in peace and love.

Brenda in OZ (previously from Stockport​

rosemary Rosenfeld23/05/2017 08:44:28
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What can you say?...... But you're quite right.?. "They" cannot be allowed to win! I have no problem with people living their own life as they wish....as long as everyone else has that freedom as well! Take care all of you! Best Rosemary

rosemary Rosenfeld24/05/2017 09:14:25
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Morning everyone......... I am hoping that you can be your usual helpful selves!

I have run out of ideas for the Linus quilts so was looking through my collection of PP and came across a design by Angela...... with butterflies, bees etc! So I thought I'd make a variation of that one........ that's where the problems started.......... nowhere can I find red with black spots or yellow and black stripes. I can always piece the stripes but no way am I going to sew 10's of little spots!! I've spent the last few days trawling through ebay and other online stores.....everyone one I've found so far is out of stock!!!! I have written and asked about the possibility of new stock but am still waiting to hear back!!!

Any suggestions as to where I might try next? Does anyone have some small pieces of either fabric I could buy or swap? Anything over about 4 ins would be big enough for one ladybird or bee!!

Many thanks in advance!

Best Rosemary

maria hewitt24/05/2017 11:14:22
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good morning Rosemary and everyone,

may I suggest you have plain fabric, and a pot of black paint -on fabric dye. Stripes can be painted using sticky tape to get straight edges, and spots can be printed using bottle tops, pen tops or even cotton buds, pin heads if its that tiny depending on the size you want . I had to repaint a whole lot of little flowers on my daughters hat once, after i washed it! she was about 6 and inconsoleable.. took me 3 hours....

Maria.

 

Edited By maria hewitt on 24/05/2017 11:14:58

Brenda in OZ24/05/2017 11:23:55
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Hi Rosemary,

Black permanent marker. Draw lines across yellow fabric and black spots on red fabric.

Just realized that Maria beat me to it! Great Minds......

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